Den fridlysta och sårbara bomburklan (VU). Foto: Bengt Oldhammer.

Mellanskog plans to log a forest with the red-listed fungi Sarcosoma globosum – a globally threatened species

The logging company Mellanskog plans to log a spruce and pine forest with the vulnerable fungi Sarcosoma globosum (VU), also known as witches cauldron, at Ångvasslan north of Skattungbyn in the county of Dalarna, Sweden. Several red-listed species and indicator species have been found in the forest. Now the forest group in the Swedish Society

Appeal against logging in Risveden – red-listed forest birds don’t thrive in clear-cuts!

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in Norra Älvsborg has submitted an appeal to the Swedish Forestry Agency against Sydved’s planned logging of forest with high conservation values at Angertuvan in Risveden, county of Västergötland, Sweden. The forest is the home for the red-listed birds black woodpecker, lesser-spotted woodpecker, goshawk and willow tit, and is

Temporary stop for logging at Risveden, thanks to non-profit struggle

Non-profit environmentalists have succeeded in making authorities implement inhibition, ie temporary stop for logging, in a forest with high conservation values ​at Björn’s Kvarn, Risveden in the county of Västergötland, Sweden. In the meantime, an appeal against the logging notification has been submitted. The landowners have previously turned down the option of forming a nature

Protect the Forest carried out an inventory in the unprotected Högsta forest

Last weekend Protect the Forest carried out an inventory in the Högsta forest, an unprotected natural forest in Haninge municipality. We didn’t get far before everyone stopped to take a closer look at the wood-living fungi Phellinidium ferrugineofuscum (NT), Porodaedalea chrysoloma (NT) and the lichen Felipes leucopellaeus, the wood-living fungi Fuscoporia viticola and Pyrola chlorantha,

Forest at Ryssbergen threatened: “Like tearing down Stockholm’s Old Town”

Members of Protect the Forest have once again visited Ryssbergen in Nacka municipality to show their support for the threatened forest there. The forest has pines that are over 300 years old and many red-listed species but despite this are parts of the forest still planned to be demolished. “Like demolishing houses in the Old